We put a lot of time and effort into putting a home on the market. It takes several hours to complete the photos, measuring and 3D virtual tours, but the time is time well spent! It is so important to make what is probably your biggest asset look as desirable as possible when it hits the market. I never understand why some homes are initially put onto the market with very few, or even no pictures. Your home will get most attention when it first hits the market, so why wouldn't you want it looking its best? When we list a home we walk around checking everything looks good before we start taking pictures. The 3D tours are awesome, they really showcase the property and people love viewing them, but they are also very detailed so everything needs to look tidy and de-cluttered. We normally end up moving some things around, but we also give the homeowner tips on what to do before we start taking pictures and video. When potential buyers view you property, the less they feel they need to do, the more it will appeal to them. Here are a selection of some of the tips we give.

De Clutter & Clean

A lot of people (including us) have too much stuff in their house. We usually suggest if there is room, move stuff into the garage (unless the garage is gorgeous) or rent a storage container. People want to view a de-cluttered house and the property will look much better with that 'staged' look. Clean off kitchen counters and take any magnets etc off of the fridge doors. Pack up your knicknacks, or if you really don't want or need it either donate or throw it (perfect opportunity for a purge). Ensure the property is cleaned throughout. 

De Personalize 

There is nothing wrong with having pictures of your loved ones all around your house, or your large collection of a particular art throughout the house, but you want people to visualize themselves living in the property, so de-personalize it a little.

A Fresh Coat Of Paint (Done Properly) Goes A Long Way

If any of the rooms need a fresh coat of paint, or a carpet needs stretching, then try and get it done.Ensure you use subtle, neutral colours (don't let buyers describe your home as the one with the bright orange bathroom!) We can look at your property and advise on what to do.

 

Major Work

Some people have said that they are thinking about getting their basement developed before putting their house on the market. Sometimes this isn't economically viable. In most cases you will not get the money back that you have spend on the basement development! We can certainly advise you on the best way to go.

Small Repairs

Patch, paint and repair any damage to the walls or doors. Finish any unfinished DIY projects. Replace any blown bulbs, replace any cracked tiles (if possible) and fix any leaky taps. If you are thinking about getting new bedspreads, now may be the time to do so.

Curb Appeal

Mow the lawn and keep the paths well cleared. Trim any over grown bushes, repair any broken fences and if possible (depending on the time of year) paint any faded paint.

Pets

We absolutely love our dogs, we have 2 gorgeous German Shepherds. Sometimes you can definately smell that pet smell inside a home. If this is the case ensure that your carpets have been cleaned and any poop cleaned up from the yard. Ensure any cat litter trays are cleaned out before each showing. Also arrange to have your dog taken out before each showing. If you have cats we always warn any Realtors showing not to let the cat out!

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

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We just sold this lovely home in Tuscany. If you would like to know more about how our marketing stategies could work for you (including our fabulous 3D VIRTUAL TOURS) then please dont hesitate to contact us for more details.

 

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*SOLD*   View pictures & 3D virtual tour under 'our listings' on this website!

Fabulous Air Conditioned bungalow backing onto the Sheep River Pathways with gorgeous views! This impressive bungalow has vaulted ceilings, gorgeous hardwood, in floor heating, new siding, shingles & a great floorplan. On the main you have a large living/dining room with a gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood & lots of natural light. The large kitchen has dark stained extended height cabinets, central island & corner pantry. The nook area is tiled & overlooks the sunroom. Relax in the summer in the sunroom & enjoy the awesome view! The spacious master has hardwood floor, walk in closet with laundry chute & a 4 piece ensuite with jetted tub. Handy mud room & 1/2 bath also on this level. In the open to below basement is a massive family room with wet bar, gas fireplace with built ins & in floor heat. There are 3 large bedrooms on this level - perfect for a large family, bathroom with dual sinks, den/bed #5 & large laundry/storage. In the landscaped backyard is a Hot Tub & useful dog run. VIEW 3D TOUR!

 

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Check Out This New Listing Situated In Lake McGregor Nr Vulcan. This Home Is Situated In A Resort Like Setting And Is Located Just 1.5 Hours From South Calgary. Check Out 'Our Listings' On This Website and be sure to view the 3d virtual tour!

If you are looking for a lovely home or a great family vacation home then check out our new listing which is situated at Lake McGregor Estates near Vulcan. This is a lake communty which boasts a resort like setting, a community centre, swimming pools, tennis court, volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf driving range, playpark and of course the lovely McGregor Lake and its beach. Bring your boat and enjoy a great family get away or make your permanent home in this lovely resort. Your friends and family can bring their RV's and stay in the on site RV park. The property is lovely and the views from the deck are breathtaking. Check out this listing under the "Our Listings" section of this website. CHECK OUT THE 3D VIRTUAL TOUR!

 

The views from this home (centre property) are absolutely incredible.....All this just 1.5 hours from South Calgary.

 

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We have many clients who have pets and we have two German Shepherds, two cats and a rabbit ourselves. Moving can be a stressful time and can make your pets anxious as well. Here are some tips to try and make life a little less stressful for your pets.

 

  • Ensure you pack easily accessible food for your pet (and favourite toys). Also ensure that you have easy access to any medication that your pet may be on.
  • When you transport your pet to your new home, ensure that your pet is secure until you get into your new home. 
  • Once in your new home try and make your pet as secure as possible. If your pet is a dog or cat, maybe you can already have moved their favorite bed or blanket into a quiet part of the house! This will ensure that they have familiar objects and smells around them.
  • It is great idea to have you pet stay with a friend who is familiar to them during your moving process.
  • After you have moved ensure that you update their tags or microchip details with the new address.
  • Fish can be easily trumatized whilst being moved. It is a good idea to seek advice from a local aquarium store.

 

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